WARNING - THIS EXTENSION NO LONGER WORKS
This was created as a test at the beginning of phpBB extensions and is not maintained anymore.
You can check out the instructions on converting a MOD to a 3.1 extension in https://github.com/nickvergessen/howto-convert-phpbb30mod-to-phpbb31ext
There's also a corresponding extension available at https://github.com/nickvergessen/phpbb3-mod-newspage/tree/develop-caitlyn
Clone into phpBB/ext/naderman/example:
git clone https://github.com/naderman/phpbb3-example-ext.git phpBB/ext/naderman/example
Enable in database by inserting a row into phpbb_ext
INSERT INTO phpbb_ext (ext_name, ext_active, ext_state) VALUES ('example', 1, '');
The cron task writes to a file called foobar.txt in your forum root with the current time (to the second) each time a page on your board is accessed. Completely pointless, but it's an example. For this to work, ensure that a file called foobar.txt exists in your board root and that it is writable.
To access the front-page file, navigate your browser to index.php?ext=example